Friday, March 15, 2013

Lunch Lesson: Paper Cupcake Liners

Paper cupcake cups in bento lunches... they don't work. They look nice at first but when you open up your bento box after being in there for a few hours with the moisture, they basically lose all function. They get wet and loose their shape and turn into a flat circle of wet paper. So when you go to take your food out it basically spills everywhere. I think they may do okay if everything in your meal is dry but they definitely do not work with anything like fruit or veggies.What a mess! I recommend silicon all the way.

Lesson Learned.

Happy Bento

For today's lunch:
Wish I could have done a St. Patrick's Day theme but I didn't have any St. Patty's supplies.
Guess this shamrock background will have to do for this year :]

In this lunch:
Top: rasperries and blackberries, grapes
Middle: sausage alfredo pasta with a smiley face pic (stupid camera glare :O)
Bottom: broccoli, strawberries

Packed in a Goodbyn Bynto.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Lunch Lesson: Sour Cream

Today I learned a lunch lesson.

Sour cream does NOT go in the microwave!

I don't have any pictures of today's lunch because it was very cold last night when I made it and very gloomy this morning before work. I also did not have my photo cube set up and was running late this morning when getting ready for work (typical Monday).

Today I had a chili baked potato, salad, and a cherry empanada. Packed in my red Goodbyn Bynto.

I do not have any lidded sauce containers that I could have put the sour cream or ranch dressing in, so I just put them on the foods themselves and into the box. The salad did ok. The potato how ever did not. It still tasted good, but microwaving the sour cream completely destroyed it. The flavor was drastically weakened and the texture was ruined. It turned into a cottage cheese looking mess.

Definitely will not be microwaving sour cream again! LESSON LEARNED!